sxswpanelpicker-lgThe SXSW Panel Picker is now open for your thumbs up or down on the thousands of panels proposed for next year’s SXSWInteractive festival.

What’s SXSWi?

SXSW Interactive features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.  Learn more at:

NPTech Panels Want Your Votes!

There are many exciting proposals available for your vote.  You can view all of the panels (from all categories) at

I am part of 3 proposals and would love your support if you think any of them are interesting and worthy of some stage time at the 2010 SXSW event!

Can Social Media Change Global Consciousness?

Description: We know that social media has wired the globe for friend lists, business connections, and supporting social causes, but can it do more? Can social media create a permanent shift in global consciousness, one that will change the way we all think and live?

Read more from Mark Lovett (panel moderator) and John Haydon (fellow panelist).

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Crowdsourcing for Innovative Social Change

Description: Social media builds buzz and raises money, but what about real, on-the-ground change? The Social Change Challenge will crowdsource innovative ideas from nonprofits to change the world. We’ll share big ideas for using social media for nonprofit program delivery and some good tips for crowdsourcing for social change.

Read more from Beth Kanter (panel moderator).

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Competition > Innovation > Change: Examining Competitions For Social Change

Description: Organizations, foundations, even individuals are creating social innovation competitions, hoping to drive social change projects and solutions into the global marketplace.  What are these new competitions about—are they working? How do we—innovators, entrepreneurs—know what’s going to make real-world impact and where do we start? Let’s discuss: join us!

Read more from the 4Change blog.

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Beth Kanter has a terrific round up of nonprofit technology panels proposed for SXSW.  Check out the blog post and comments here for all the links you need!

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  • Thanks Amy! One way or another – hope we get an opportunity to go!

  • Thanks for the great round up, Beth! I’m so inspired by how many great proposals there are – and blown away, really! Look forward to speaking with you, one way or another 🙂